János M. Bak Research Fellowship on Medieval Central Europe

The fellowship pays tribute to the eminent scholar and historian Professor Emeritus Janos Bak and was vrowdfunded to mark his 90th birthday. More than 80 individuals worldwide donated over US$35,000 to the Janos M. Bak Research Fellowship on Medieval Central Europe, testament to Bak’s impact on former students and medieval studies colleagues alike. A highly regarded medievalist whose research focuses on Central Europe, Bak co-founded CEU’s Department of Medieval Studies in 1993 and was professor in the department until 2004. 

The three-month fellowship will be awarded to researchers in any field of study, including history, archaeology, art history and philosophy, who are significantly advancing research on medieval Central Europe in the period between 800 and 1600 CE. Applicants will be required to submit a research plan and propose an output, such as an article, book chapter, exhibition or film. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend and live in Budapest.